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Quiz about Linguistic Anthropology
Quiz about Linguistic Anthropology

Linguistic Anthropology Trivia Quiz


Linguistic Anthropology deals with communication, language acquisition, language origins, and the cultural connections to language use. Have fun...

A multiple-choice quiz by Leki. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Leki
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
90,589
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
5281
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. The study of the sounds of language is known as: Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of the following words can be described as containing an affricate? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The study of the structure of words is known as: Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This early anthropologist is considered to be one of the giants of modern linguistics...who was it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Spoken language is believed to have arisen in what early human group? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Ferdinand de Saussure made a distinction between speech and language. In his words, how did he label these two categories? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Fricatives are formed by: Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. True or False : Sounds can be voiced or voiceless.


Question 9 of 10
9. Noam Chomsky believes that there is a(n): Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. One who studies language can be considered a(n): Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The study of the sounds of language is known as:

Answer: Phonology

Phonology is split into two subordinate units: phonetics (precise identification and description of speech sounds), and phonemics (identification of the system of the sets of sounds of any language).
2. Which of the following words can be described as containing an affricate?

Answer: budged

An affricate is a consonant or consonant pair that starts with a stop and finishes with a fricative - the dg sound in budged meets this description.

Pill begins with a stop, hammer has a nasal (the 'em' sound) in the middle, and huffle has two fricatives (h and f).
3. The study of the structure of words is known as:

Answer: Morphology

The smallest segments that carry meaning are called morphemes.
4. This early anthropologist is considered to be one of the giants of modern linguistics...who was it?

Answer: Edward Sapir

Sapir added psychological theory to the study of language.
5. Spoken language is believed to have arisen in what early human group?

Answer: No one knows for sure

There is speculation regarding spoken language in Neanderthals. Unfortunately, the delicate hyoid bone is rarely found in excavation sites. Some suggest that speech may have originated in Homo habilis, but this is currently under great debate.
6. Ferdinand de Saussure made a distinction between speech and language. In his words, how did he label these two categories?

Answer: parole and langue

de Saussure regarded language to be a social fact, arising as a set of conventions shared by a community of speakers.
7. Fricatives are formed by:

Answer: narrowing the air passage

Fricatives are formed by narrowing the air passage. There is audible frictional noise due to this constriction.
8. True or False : Sounds can be voiced or voiceless.

Answer: True

For example, a voiced fricative is at the start of "zip" whereas "sip" begins with a voiceless fricative.
9. Noam Chomsky believes that there is a(n):

Answer: universal mental grammar

The Universal mental grammar, as noted by Chomsky, is the central theoretical construct of modern linguists.
10. One who studies language can be considered a(n):

Answer: all answers are correct

Semantics....
Source: Author Leki

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